Keynote Presentation

GOLD Perinatal is pleased to offer our Closing Keynote Presentation to the general public. Our Keynote Presentation always discusses historical, biological, or sociological topics in regards to lactation and breastfeeding, and is meant to appeal to a wide range of health care professionals.

We're thrilled to have Fayth M. Parks , PHD Licensed Psychologist as our 2017 Closing Keynote Speaker. Fayth's presentation "Making a Way Out of No Way: Cultural Strengths, Health Disparities, and Postpartum families " will be take place LIVE on October 30rd and is open to anyone in the public to attend. We invite you to join us at either of our two live sessions or access the public recording of this talk until November 13th. Simply reserve your seat to receive exclusive access.

Need CEU Credits? Only Delegates registered for the full conference will be able to claim continuing education hours and can do so by logging into the Delegates Area prior to watching the presentation. To learn more about registereing for the conference, please visit this page. Registered Delegates will have access to this presentation and 20 additional presentations until December 1, 2017 (Annual Members will have until December 15, 2017).

Reserve Your Seat!

Enter your details below in order to receive
access to the live presentaiton or the recording

Join Us Live

Oct 30, 2017 16:00 UTC
and 23:00 UTC

  • Submit

preterm-speakersKeynote Speaker & Presentation Info

Fayth M. Parks, PhD, Licensed Psychologist

Fayth M. Parks, PhD is an associate professor and licensed psychologist in the Department of Leadership, Technology, and Human Development at Georgia Southern University. Fayth is a counseling psychologist whose scholarship and research focuses on ways diverse cultures interpret mental health, healing, and illness recovery to prevent misdiagnosing as psychopathology culturally significant beliefs and practices that can facilitate personal strengths, positive emotions, and behavior change. She has published journal articles, essays, and book chapters on this topic as well as given numerous invited lectures, TEDx Talks, and workshops. In 2009, Fayth was appointed the David B. Larson Fellow in Health and Spirituality at The John W. Kluge Center of the Library of Congress. You can follow her on Twitter @FaythParks. And visit Fayth’s website for more cultural strength-based strategies for healthy wellbeing at

Abstract: Making a Way Out of No Way: Cultural Strengths, Health Disparities, and Postpartum families

The complexity of postpartum depression and other pregnancy and postpartum mood disorders, including significant health disparities that have emerged from its disproportionate impact on marginalized communities, necessitates learning innovative ways to think critically about the role healing traditions play in a person's medical belief system. Employment of vernacular knowledge about the cause, prevention, and treatment of physical and mental illness along with conventional medicine is a form of medical pluralism where more than one system is in use. Cultural strengths derived from healing traditions can teach us varied helping and healing strategies. Four elements that form a framework for understanding how diverse cultures construct the healing experience will be highlighted. If we disregard healing traditions, we overlook the expressiveness of human behavior and cognitive styles that promote harmony of mind and body, family and community.

Share This Presentation Online Stay in touch, Like us on Facebook

preterm-detail-iconAdditional Information

CEU Certificates:

Educational Credits for this presentation are available for Registered Delegates only. Registered Delegates will be able to confirm attendance at the Keynote Presentation on their Delegate Attendance Record once the GOLD Perinatal Conference gets underway.

*Free access to the general public is only available at the live online presentation or on our website as a recording until November 13, 2017.

*Please be aware that the Handouts to this presentation are for use only by individuals who have attended the live or recorded version of this presentation; and that they are for personal use only and are not to be shared with other non-attending individuals. Thank you.